Girl Scouts Virtual & In-Person Badge Workshops

Call 810-237-3409 to book your badge workshop

We’re excited to offer Girl Scout Badge Workshops in new formats for 2020-2021! Choose from in-person or virtual workshops and schedule a date that works for your group! A variety of options are available for Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, and Cadettes. Call 810-237-3409 to book your Girl Scout program.

In-Person Workshops | 2-3 Hours
Small Group Sizes: Program spaces will be limited to 10 scouts and 2 Museum Educators, and a Leader and Co-Leader. Larger groups will be split into multiple program spaces. Restroom and snack breaks will be staggered to limit contact between groups.
Hygiene Protocol: Program spaces and furniture will be sanitized before each program. Supplies (scissors, glue sticks, etc.) will be sanitized before use and will not be shared.
Masks: Masks must be worn covering the nose and mouth at all times when inside the building.
Location: Your troop’s workshop will be scheduled at one of the program spaces at Longway Planetarium or Sloan Museum at Courtland Center. You will be notified of your program location at the time of phone reservation. Please feel free to request your preferred location while making your reservation.

Virtual Workshops | Activity Kits + 1 Hour Virtual Workshop
Activity Kits: Activity kits will include easy-to-use handouts that provide content background, activity instructions, and links to pre-recorded YouTube videos created by our staff that will help you lead scouts through the activities. Each scout will receive their own materials kit. Kits can be picked up at Longway Planetarium or can be shipped to the Troop Leader.
Virtual Workshops: Scouts will join a Museum Educator on your preferred virtual meeting platform (Zoom, Google Meets, etc.) for a one-hour culminating activity. Materials for this meeting will be provided in the activity kit and the Educator will walk your troop through additional hands-on activities.
Materials: The activity kit will provide consumable materials that scouts will need to complete each activity. Scouts will need to provide some common household items (scissors, paper, pencil, water, etc.)

Registration Information
● The Leader is responsible for the payment and registration of participants.
● All scouts and adults must be registered and paid for prior to the program. Due to material preparation costs, no refunds will be given for absent participants.
● Leaders are responsible for obtaining badges from their local council office.
● We request that no siblings or infants accompany the participant at in-person events.

If you have any questions, please call 810-237-3409.

Automotive Engineering

In-Person Only: 3 Hour Workshop at Sloan Museum at Courtland Center Mall
Fee: $12 per Scout
Call 810-237-3409 to schedule.

Discover how automotive engineers turn ideas into real cars! Then, build, test, and improve a model of a vehicle. Create your automotive engineering plan, build a vehicle prototype, and test your vehicle prototype.

Mechanical Engineering

In-Person Option: 3 Hour Workshop
Virtual Option: Activity Kits + 1 Hour Virtual Workshop
Fee: $12 per Scout
Call 810-237-3409 to schedule.

Get creative while designing a board game to play with your family and friends! Build a prototype of a rollercoaster car and send it down a hill. How far can you make the car go? Build a model car and experiment with ramp surfaces while collecting data and improving your design.

Space Science Explorer

In-Person Only: 2 Hour Workshop at Longway Planetarium
Fee: $10 per Scout
Call 810-237-3409 to schedule.

Get ready to explore the Sun, Moon, and stars! Learn about our very own star called the Sun. Create your own book that walks you through the phases of the moon. Discover stories behind constellations and create a constellation to take home.

Outdoor Art Maker

In-Person Option: 2 Hour Workshop at Longway Planetarium
Virtual Option: Activity Kits + 1 Hour Virtual Workshop
Fee: $10 per Scout
Call 810-237-3409 to schedule.

Explore the outdoors and use what you see and hear to make different kinds of art projects. See the colors of nature, hear the sounds of nature, and share your outdoor art. Look at nature like an artist and make your own outdoor art.

Eco Learner

In-Person Option: 2 Hour Workshop
Virtual Option: Activity Kits + 1 Hour Virtual Workshop
Fee: $10 per Scout
Call 810-237-3409 to schedule.

Nature gives us many gifts; now, learn some ways to give back by protecting nature. Learn how to be prepared to protect nature before you go outdoors. Keep living things safe when you walk in nature, and learn how to protect nature from trash.

Democracy for Daisies

In-Person Option: 2 Hour Workshop
Virtual Option: Activity Kits + 1 Hour Virtual Workshop
Fee: $10 per Scout
Call 810-237-3409 to schedule.

Learn what it means to an active citizen and leader! Explore the government, what it does, and how you can help our country.

Automotive Engineering

In-Person Only: 3 Hour Workshop at Sloan Museum at Courtland Center Mall
Fee: $12 per Scout
Call 810-237-3409 to schedule.

Get in gear and explore how automotive engineers plan, build, test, and improve vehicles. Then, engineer your own model of a vehicle to help people during an emergency! Learn about simple machines in vehicles and engineer a vehicle for safety based on criteria. Build a vehicle prototype, test and revise your prototype, and share your results.

Mechanical Engineering

In-Person Option: 3 Hour Workshop
Virtual Option: Activity Kits + 1 Hour Virtual Workshop
Fee: $12 per Scout
Call 810-237-3409 to schedule.

Brownies will become mechanical engineers while designing, building and testing their own leap bots, flying machines, and race cars.  These design challenges, along with other supporting activities will help girls investigate forces and motion in their worlds.

Senses

In-Person Option: 2 Hour Workshop
Virtual Option: Activity Kits + 1 Hour Virtual Workshop
Fee: $10 per Scout
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Explore the world using your five senses! Test your visual memory, smelling and listening skills through fun and smelly games. Using the sense of touch to explore various textures and surfaces. This program will engage all your senses!

Home Scientist

In-Person Option: 2 Hour Workshop
Virtual Option: Activity Kits + 1 Hour Virtual Workshop
Fee: $10 per Scout
Call 810-237-3409 to schedule.

Did you know that we use science in almost everything we do? Come explore science on a whole new level!  We will be exploring chemistry, density, electricity, and more.

Space Science Adventurer

In-Person Only: 3 Hour Workshop at Longway Planetarium
Fee: $12 per Scout
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Let’s go on a space adventure! Explore our solar system and create a solar system model. Explore our night sky and learn about constellations. Learn about the moon and its phases. Get hands on experience with telescopes.

Outdoor Art Creator

In-Person Only: 3 Hour Workshop at Longway Planetarium
Fee: $12 per Scout
Call 810-237-3409 to schedule.

Step outside and appreciate the art around you! Take a nature walk, then come inside and make art pieces that are inspired by nature! Build a wind chime using natural and human-made objects. Use air-dry clay to make a leaf pendant to wear. Make an artist’s book and fill it with your own paintings, drawings, and writing, and use natural objects to build your own fairy garden.

Bugs

In-Person Option: 2 Hour Workshop at Longway Planetarium
Virtual Option: Activity Kits + 1 Hour Virtual Workshop
Fee: $10 per Scout
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Alongside our Planetarium pets, scouts will draw a bug poster to be displayed in the Longway classrooms, create a bug box, look at different types of bug homes, use magnifying glasses to look at our bugs and use their imagination to build a bug of their own to take home.

Celebrating Community

In-Person Option: 2 Hour Workshop
Virtual Option: Activity Kits + 1 Hour Virtual Workshop
Fee: $10 per Scout
Call 810-237-3409 to schedule.

A community can be a region, a state, or a city. Learn about the different communities we are a part of and what symbols and landmarks can be found in each area.

Democracy for Brownies

In-Person Only: 2 Hour Workshop
Fee: $10 per Scout
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What is democracy and who represents me in government? Learn about the branches of the government and vote in a virtual election. Use your letter writing powers to write to an elected official.

Potter

In-Person Option: 2 Hour Workshop
Virtual Option: Activity Kits + 1 Hour Virtual Workshop
Fee: $10 per Scout
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Get ready to get your hands dirty as we learn to work with clay. Scouts will create their own clay pot and sculpt an art piece to take home. See a spinning wheel demonstration and view an artist studio to see where masterpieces are created!

Making Games

In-Person Only: 2 Hour Workshop
Fee: $10 per Scout
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It’s time to have fun! Use your imaginations to invent new games you can play with friends or change the games you and your friends love to add new challenges. Go on a scavenger hunt, create new sports, and best of all, share the fun with your friends.

Household Elf

In-Person Option: 2 Hour Workshop
Virtual Option: Activity Kits + 1 Hour Virtual Workshop
Fee: $10 per Scout
Call 810-237-3409 to schedule.

Learn new ways to “green” your home to help save energy, save water, and save the planet! Discover ways to use less energy, and make a draft stopper to take home to prevent heat from leaking out of cracks under doors. Learn the importance of conserving water. Make your own natural air fresheners and cleaners using safe and simple ingredients. Decorate your own recycling container, and make something new out of reused materials

Automotive Engineering

In-Person Only: 3 Hour Workshop at Sloan Museum at Courtland Center Mall
Fee: $12 per Scout
Call 810-237-3409 to schedule.

Find out how automotive engineers fuel the future by building and testing vehicles. Then, create your own model of an alternative fuel vehicle! Learn about simple machines in vehicles and engineer a vehicle that uses alternative fuel. Learn how to use the Design Thinking Process to plan, build, test, and improve prototypes.

Mechanical Engineering

In-Person Option: 3 Hour Workshop
Virtual Option: Activity Kits + 1 Hour Virtual Workshop
Fee: $12 per Scout
Call 810-237-3409 to schedule.

 

Detective

In-Person Only: 3 Hour Workshop
Fee: $12 per Scout
Call 810-237-3409 to schedule.

Grab your magnifying glasses and join us for a mystery filled evening. Practice the power of observation, break a code, and learn about fingerprints. Try out detective science and follow clues to solve a mystery.

Space Science Investigator

In-Person Only: 3 Hour Workshop at Longway Planetarium
Fee: $12 per Scout
Call 810-237-3409 to schedule.

Learn about scale models of our solar system and about the Earth’s cycle around the Sun. Discover the beauty of the night sky and create a model constellation. Use your knowledge to create a model Mars Rover. And create a mural of what you learned to share with younger girl scouts.

Outdoor Art Explorer

In-Person Only: 3 Hour Workshop at Longway Planetarium
Fee: $12 per Scout
Call 810-237-3409 to schedule.

Be inspired by nature while creating art pieces that reflect the beauty of the outdoors.  Go on a nature walk and capture photos of nature.  Choose your best photo and display it in the artist’s book you make.  Use natural objects to create a work of art.  Use air-dry clay to make a shell-imprint pendant.  Use beads to make a necklace to hang the pendant from.  Recreate the sound of the rain and make a windchime and design a small fairy garden to take home.

Inside Government

In-Person Option: 3 Hour Workshop
Virtual Option: Activity Kits + 1 Hour Virtual Workshop
Fee: $12 per Scout
Call 810-237-3409 to schedule.

Are you ready to take a stand? Think about how rules and laws affect your daily life. Learn about the state government by planning your own run for office! Create a slogan, explore issues, and explain what’s important to you.

Democracy for Juniors

In-Person Only: 2 Hour Workshop
Fee: $10 per Scout
Call 810-237-3409 to schedule.

Have you ever thought about who makes the rules? Think about your house or your school – your parents and your teachers are in charge. Our country is run by our government. Let’s take a closer look at our state and national government!

Jeweler

In-Person Only: 3 Hour Workshop
Fee: $12 per Scout
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Work with a jewelry maker to design and make several pieces of jewelry to take home! Use metal, beads, paper, clay, and enamel to make beautiful pieces of jewelry you’ll love to wear or give away as gifts.

Space Science Researcher

In-Person Only: 3 Hour Workshop at Longway Planetarium
Fee: $12 per Scout
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Calling all Cadettes! Are you ready to research the stars! Study the colors of light and learn about “invisible light” coming from the sun. Learn how to use a telescope and create a way to help prevent light pollution. Spend time in our planetarium theater leaning about stars and the night sky.

Night Owl

In-Person Only: 3 Hour Workshop at Longway Planetarium
Fee: $12 per Scout
Call 810-237-3409 to schedule.

With today’s technologies, it’s easy to overlook the mystery and beauty of the night skies. With our own Planetarium Specialist, girls have the chance to gaze at the stars, look at the planets, and watch a planetarium show! Most of the evening is spent in the Planetarium Theater, with a telescope exploration time if weather permits. *This program is recommended for the evening.

Democracy for Cadettes

In-Person Only: 2 Hour Workshop at Longway Planetarium
Fee: $10 per Scout
Call 810-237-3409 to schedule.

If you want to make a difference, start by fully understanding how your government works. Informed citizens are change makers! Learn how each branch of government works, how they work together, and how each piece makes a difference in society.

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